I took the snowmobile to Cantwell to pick up some supplies (dog food and fuel) and ran into Paige Drobny, who runs Squid Acres Kennels and is training for this year’s Yukon Quest.
I’ve seen dog leggings before, but I wasn’t sure what they were for, so Paige explained.
Apparently, in certain snow conditions, certain dogs can get ice clumps stuck to the fur on the back of their ankles. It’s uncomfortable for the pup and can sometimes pull out hairs. The leggings protect the pups’ ankles and keep that from happening.
I think he mainly didn’t like the strange lady sticking a camera phone in his face tbh
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